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Which Side are You On?

One Act, Short Play
12 men, 2 women (flexible)
Total Cast: 14, Flexible Set
ISBN-13: 978-0-8222-1309-3

MIN. PERFORMANCE FEE: $40 per performance.
THE STORY: 1954. Joshua Rowen has grown powerful and prosperous as head of UMW local, the union his mother founded. At a farewell party for his only son, Scott, who is going to Washington, D.C. to work at union headquarters, Joshua has gathered together his cronies to celebrate. They include James Talbert Winston, the owner of the mine, Franklin Biggs, a successful black businessman, the county judge and the sheriff. When Joshua cuts a deal with these men to insure his re-election as union chief, his compromising of the miner's safety leads to an explosion and the death of his son. (See The Kentucky Cycle.)